A big part of traveling is having the opportunity to experience different cuisines. An everyday dish for one person may end up being a once-in-a-lifetime delight for someone else. Some folks who live in the US may have a difficult time imagining the foods they eat are like that for others. The US is such a large country, and relatively isolated, so not every citizen gets to experience international travel. But food as a cultural exchange is happening every day, and in the places we least expect.
From fast food restaurants to the down-home dishes our grandparents made, it's the everyday meals that seem to most impress international guests. These are the “American” foods that travelers to the US loved.